The WWE wrestling world mourns the loss of Terry Funk, a wrestling legend who died at the age of 79.
His manager, Timothy Beal, confirmed the news to CBS News, though his cause of death was not released. Funk, who was in a nursing home, was said to have been in poor health for some time.
The WWE also confirmed Funk's passing in a statement, praising his role as a "one-of-a-kind performer who made an indelible impact in and out of the ring."
Funk was born in Amarillo, Texas, and followed in his father's footsteps as a professional wrestler.In the 1980s, Funk rose to fame as a tag-team wrestler with his brother at WrestleMania 2.
After that, he had a successful solo career in both the U.S. and Japan, where he competed for more than 50 years.
Funk's career highlights included memorable matches against the likes of Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, and Shawn Michaels, and he was known for his signature "piledriver" wrestling move.
Despite his age and health issues, Funk remained active in the wrestling community, regularly attending events and engaging with fans.
He will be remembered as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.